Deep Sky Object in Winter
vdB62 (Reflection Nebula in Orion)

Date & Time: Nov 3 2016, from 27:59 to 28:29 JST(+0900)
Composed 6 shots with 6 minutes exposed
Optical: VIXEN 20cm(7.9") VISAC with a conversion lens (f=1278mm, F6.4)
with BaaderPlanetarium Moon&Skyglow filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI JP Equatorial & SBIG STV
Digital Camera: Nikon D810A
Location: Ooizumi, Hokuto city, Yamanashi pref.

Camera Settings: Recording Format...14bit CCD-RAW, converted to 16bit TIFF(7360×4912)
Device Size...FX formet (36×24mm)
CCD Sensitivity...ISO3200, White Balance...Daylight

vdB62 / Reflection Nebula
R.A.05h 53m 30.0s (2000.0)
Dec.+01° 42' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size15.0'
Real SizeN/A
Magnitude -
This image shows you a small reflection nebula in 5 degrees northeast of eastern star of Orion's belt, Altanik. The nebula, positioned at a bit lower part in center, has a round shape around an 8.4th magnitude star with a diameter of about 15 arc minutes. The vdB62 is brightening by reflecting this star's light. Actually the nebula is only small southern region of a vast dark nebula with a span of over 40 minutes. The dark nebula is lying in northern part of the Barnard's Loop, vast dark nebulae have distributed in outskirts.



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